35mm Print!

Near Dark


This feature will be preceded by the short: The Luhrmanns (Dir. by Jill Gevargizian, 2016, USA, 1 min., Not Rated). This short was created for international Women in Horror Month!

The family that slays together stays together in writer/director Kathryn Bigelow’s uniquely scary film noir/western/vampire thriller about a makeshift family of bloodsuckers who travel across the American West in a black van searching for fresh meat. But when a young human farm boy falls in love with one of the beautiful vampire girls, there’s going to be hell to pay as the fanged family ties begin to unravel and run red with gore!

“One of the coolest vampire films ever made … a remarkably novel spin on old-school vampire tropes.” – Jeff Bayer, Film School Rejects

One of the versatile Bigelow’s earliest films (which she quickly followed with a string of action-heavy box-office hits, including Blue Steel, Point Break and The Hurt Locker, which garnered her a Best Director Academy Award and cemented her status as the only female filmmaker in history to win that award), Near Dark is an eerily stylish, frequently brutal and hypnotically-scored (by ‘80s hipster soundtrack gods, Tangerine Dream) deconstruction of the classic vampire tale that still holds up today as one of the finest examples of ’80s horror. Starring Adrian Pasdar and Jenny Wright as the blood-soaked Romeo and Juliet, and Bill Paxton, Lance Henricksen and Jeanette Goldstein (who would all go on two years later to star in James Cameron’s Aliens), as members of one of the screen’s most dangerously dysfunctional families. (Dir. by Kathryn Bigelow, 1984, USA, 94 mins., Rated R)

PLUS: Let the blood flow for a good cause as we host an onsite American Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, October 25 from 2:00pm – 7:00pm, before we roll the classic vampire flick, Near Dark! Donate a pint of blood to those in need and get a free slice of Fresco pizza and a free pass to The Loft Cinema! SIGN UP HERE to reserve your spot in the Blood Truck, as space is limited.